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EC has no documents on Gota relinquishing US citizenship: Milroy


12 November 2019 12:56 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former MP Milroy Fernando said yesterday the Election Commission (EC) Chairman had informed them that there were no documents submitted to the EC to verify whether SLPP presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa had relinquished his US citizenship.   

Speaking to the media after meeting the EC Chairman, Mr. Fernando said they submitted a letter to the EC requesting him to show the certificates and documents submitted by Mr. Rajapaksa to certify that he was no longer a US citizen.

“However, the EC Chairman said he can’t give any documents because he had not received any. We reiterate that Gotabaya is still a US citizen and as such, it is wrong for him to contest. If we elect a person like him, then we will be electing a US citizen to the presidency,” he said.

Meanwhile, he expressed disappointment over the statement made by President’s Counsel Ali Sabry that all documents pertaining to Mr. Rajapaksa relinquishing his US citizenship had been submitted to the EC.

“But not a single document that shows Gotabaya has relinquished his US citizenship had been submitted to the EC. Therefore, it is a laughing matter to field such a candidate and for the President’s Counsel to lie in this manner to deceive the public and attempt to take them for a ride. We request the people to decide wisely whether to elect a US citizen or a Sri Lankan citizen as the president of the country,” Mr. Fernando said.  

  Comments - 7

  • Janu Tuesday, 12 November 2019 02:09 PM

    People like the US citizen as they want to migrate to US in order to seek better life

    Voter Tuesday, 12 November 2019 05:31 PM

    Was it this man's wife jailed for a murder but pardoned by MR?

    Bobby Pereira Tuesday, 12 November 2019 05:49 PM

    Hi Milroy, We remember your wife killing your mistress and her domestic helper by setting fire to their house. Your wife was convicted and sentenced to death. But you kept on begging to MR and stupid MR finally gave your wife Mary Juliet a presidential pardon. (One of the most stupid things MR ever did.) Is this the way to show gratitude to MR? Very Nice.

    Milie Wineli Tuesday, 12 November 2019 08:30 PM

    Bobby Pereira - Both Mary J and MaRa are at fault , the first commiting murder and the other pardoning a convicted Death row prisoner . Now Mary J must be a pest to Milie and this is the way he is showing his gratitude to MaRa .

    Anthony Tuesday, 12 November 2019 09:00 PM

    Sri Lankan going to vote for American. Stupid Sri Lankan.

    Anoosh Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:12 AM

    This is not the time to express opinions, please seek court order immediately to stop Gota being elected as president.

    Roshanaly Wednesday, 13 November 2019 10:42 AM

    That means 19th amendment is violated and useless.

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